By Joe Johnson
Three purported members of a local street gang were recently arrested in connection with gunshots being fired at police gang officer.
The incident occurred early the morning of Sept. 3, according to Athens-Clarke police, when unmarked police car occupied by a supervisor in ACCPD’s Gang Unit came under fire from someone in another vehicle while on North Lumpkin Street near Bethel Midtown Village.
The police car was not struck by any of the several bullets that were fired, and police said they believed that the gunman had tried to shoot another car that was being driven nearby, and which was never identified.
“There is nothing to indicate that the suspects were purposefully targeting law enforcement,” said Lt. Jody Thompson, public information officer for the police department.
An investigation identified three suspects, all of whom police have identified as members of EBK (Everybody Killa), a local subset of United Bloods Nation.
They are: Jamayas Lamont Allen, 17, of Winterville Road; and Jordan Xavier Gresham, 19, of Kenwood Drive.
Police said the suspects were subsequently arrested on warrants charging them with aggravated assault and other offenses.
Allen was arrested during the traffic stop of a car in which police said a tan Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol was located under Allen’s seat. The gun reportedly was loaded with a magazine of ammo and had in its chamber a hollow point bullet, which is more lethal than average bullets because they expand upon impact with targets. He was additionally charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Gresham faces the additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, firearm during the commission of a felony, and probation violation related to convictions on firearm, drug, theft and obstruction charges.
All three suspect on Tuesday remained detained at the county jail without bail set for their release.